Title: My Own Wilderness
Photographer/s: Agan Harahap, Alena Agadzhikova, Alena Lobanova,Andi Schreiber, Anne Holiday, Aubrey Hays, Babak Makoei, Bernard Mindich, Callum Ross, Chris Bentley, Chris Norris, Daniel George, Dead Porcupine, Denis Tarasov, Dmitry Popov, Eamon Mac Mahon, Ekaterina Deriglazova, Ekaterina Kozlova, Ellen Jantzen, Gwyn Michael, Herve Demers, Honey Salvadori, Ilya Octyabr, Irina Artemova, Irina Popova, Irina Suvorova, Irina Volgareva, Jamie House, Jon Goering, Katerina Bodrunova, Ksenia Yurkova, Laura Glabman, Liese Ricketts, M. Scott Brauer, Mark William Fernandes, Martin Buday, Patricia van de Camp, Rachel Barrett, Rachel Wolfe, Rita Nannini, Robert Rutoed, Valeriya Reshetnicova, Willson Cummer
Date of publication: 2012
Place of publication: USA
Dimensions: 8.5 X 10 inches
Edition size: Open
Type of binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 154
Type of paper: Blurb Premium Lustre
Number of pictures: 69
Designer: Christopher H Paquette
Editor: Christopher H Paquette
Category: Exhibition Catalogue
Summary: My Own Wilderness is a celebration of the fifth anniversary of PHOTO/arts Magazine, and a platform to connect with readers in a new way. In a sense, this was my emergence from the wilderness that is the day-to-day habitat of the soloist blogger.
Themes related to modern concepts of wilderness are familiar to readers of PHOTO/arts Magazine. New Topographics and the cultural landscape, environmental art, and traditional landscape photography are all recurring subjects. While developing the concept for this international competition, I was close to embarking on my fifth trip to the Boundary Waters area of northern Minnesota. This annual journey takes me into the wild and secluded pristine lake region along the Minnesota/Canadian border, and involves three thousand miles of driving alone in the car – itself a form of wilderness. I was doing a lot of thinking about the differences and similarities between wilderness of place versus wilderness as a state of mind.
The call for work was worded as follows…
Wilderness has many meanings in this shrinking world we live in. The traditional definition is ‘an area of earth untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain’. Where there once were immense regions on the planet that could be defined in this way, today there are fewer and fewer untrammeled places. But wilderness can also be more than a physical place. It can be a state of mind, a condition of loneliness, an economic or political status. It can exist within the most populated cities as a personal space created by the individual. How do you define wilderness?
I was looking for answers to the ways in which photographers interpret and sort through their own personal experiences with
both the physical and the theoretical forms of wilderness. How would these conceptions look as photographs?
Agan Harahap is a full time artist.His works combine fantasy and reality, satire and the parody of human life. He has participated in a number of exhibitions in Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, Portugal and Colombia.
Alena Agadzhikova is from Moscow, Russia and is 18 years old, She is a student of Moscow State Pedagogical University, Department of Journalism. This year, Alena entered the School of Photography Rodchenko . She has previously participated in urban festivals and competitions related to photography.
Alena Lobanova was born in 1988 in Berezniki, Russia and now resides in Perm, Russia.
Her motto is Be here now and you are everywhere with everyone.
Andi Schreiber is a documentary artist based in Westchester County, New York, where she lives with her husband and sons. Her work captures subjects that make her heart beat faster. In 1988 she graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA and spent time as a photojournalist in the Boston area before coming to New York City to work as a magazine and newspaper picture editor. Andi is founder of Eye Candy Editions, a bookmaking venture.
Anne Holiday is fond of whisky, a producer of films, and a writer of comics and other stories.
Aubrey Hays was raised in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and a Navajo Reservation in rural Arizona – a varied array of settings that have contributed to her sensitivity to place and surroundings that is reflected in her work. She recently completed her MFA in Photography at Parsons The New School For Design, NYC. She has exhibited nationally. Aubrey received an Artist Residency in Iceland this past February, where she developed a body of work exploring a solo plane of isolation in the great North.
Babak Makoei was born on 26 August 1980 in Tehran, Iran and currently lives in Tehran. He has been working in a factory for over 13 years as an accountant. Babak is a self taught photographer.
Bernard Mindich is a multimedia artist living and working in Goldens Bridge, NY. Since the mid 1980s, photography has been his dominant form of expression. Working almost exclusively in color, his imagery has evolved in extended thematic series, sometimes documentary in nature and frequently in an abstract or semi-abstract mode.
Callum Ross is a photographic artist based in Australia. In 2010 he studied photography on exchange at Plymouth University, UK. He sees his work as being about the emotive signals within the landscape and finding a great sense of awareness.
Chris Bentley is a New York-based filmmaker and photographer. He is the director of two feature films, Awake and The Arcadian Ideal. His films have played in numerous festivals throughout the country, including festivals in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, San Francisco and Philadelphia. His photographs have appeared in multiple shows and are represented in a number of private collections.
Chris Norris lives in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a founding member of the international photography group strange.rs and publishes a zine called stuck. He has won some regional acclaim and been published here and there. He has a day job that he enjoys.
Daniel George is a Savannah, GA based artist and educator. He graduated in 2011 with an MFA in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design and was the recipient of the departmental Outstanding Achievement Award. He has exhibited work in galleries across the United States. Recently, his body of work, Natural Selection, was featured in Fraction Magazine Issue 26. Daniel currently teaches photography part-time at Savannah Country Day School.
Photography, for us, is sharing a vision, express ourselves not only as photographers but primarily as individuals. To show our reactions to the subjects which capture our attention, with care and honesty, in a slow and contemplative process.Together with telling a story, photographs sometimes have the power to evoke feelings, trigger deep sensations, convey moods and atmospheres which get different to every viewer. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.We like photography to give us a breathing space.Dead Porcupine is a friend of everyone who loves the process of taking pictures and talk about them.
Was born in 1971 in Yekaterinburg, Russia and lives in Yekaterinburg
The winner of Russian and international competitions in photography, he has participated in exhibitions in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Nizhni Novgorod, Novosibirsk (Russia), Turin (Italy), San Jose (USA)
Dmitry Popov was born in 1988 in Leningrad, USSR.Graduate from Saint Petersburg State University (Geology department).He now lives in St.Petersburg. He has participated in many exhibitions throughout Russia.
Eamon Mac Mahon
Work by Toronto-based photographer/videographer Eamon Mac Mahon has appeared in various publications including the Walrus, National Geographic, W and New York Magazine, as well as exhibition spaces such as The Power Plant, The Detroit Institute of the Arts, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston and Higher Pictures NYC.
Mac Mahon also spends much of his time creating video projections for stage productions, short films and documentaries.
My name is Kate Deriglazova, I live in Moscow, Russia. Very soon I will be 30 years old. Graduated from the Faculty of Journalism. I work as a freelance photographer and designer. Redhead, with dreadlocks, vegetarian, hippie, married, with children. I travel the country and looking attentively at the people. I see the biggest wilderness is within.
I am not a professional photographer I just like nature and travelling. And in the places where human footprints cannot be found at all, I manage to take nice pictures. I only pity that pictures cannot reflect the mood of nature in full.At the moment I study at the State University, Arts department and I often try to depict beautiful moments by means of drawing and painting but not photographing.
Ellen Jantzen was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She initially obtained a degree in graphic arts; later emphasizing fine art and photography.She spent two years at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles where she obtained her advanced degree in 1992.Ellen views digital technology as a true confluence of technical advancements and creative desire that culminate in her current explorations in photo inspired art using both a camera to capture staged assemblages and a computer to alter and manipulate the pieces. Ellen has been creating works that bridge the world of prints, photography and collage.
Gwyn Michael is an artist, illustrator, and photographer working full time from her home studio in Worcester, PA. Her current passion is for digital collage and exploring the landscape, both natural, and as affected by humans. The work is composed of many layers, and textures to create images that enliven all the senses.
Hervé Demers is a photographer and a filmmaker living in Montreal, Canada. His first short films were selected by over 60 international festivals, garnering honours such as the Tamashii (“Soul”) Award at the CON-CAN Movie Festival in Japan and the award for best emerging filmmaker at the 61st Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival in Canada. He is currently working on his first photo series titled Early Suns.
I’ve lived several different lives through my camera. My commercial career began in the late eighties when I photographed rock bands on the road for UK music magazines.During the nineties I moved from music photography to portrait and features work for diverse UK and European magazines..I also spent more than a decade working as a portrait photographer for the UK television channels. Some of my TV and music portraits are now in the National Portrait Gallery collection.In my current life I am a Lecturer in photojournalism at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Ilya Octyabr, whose first solo exhibition was held in 2009, can now be counted among the most prominent young members of modern Russian abstract art. Born September 4, 1987, in Novoaltajsk, the Altai Territory. In 2004, he entered the Institute of Architecture and Design with a specialty in Graphic Design. His work has been exhibited throughout Russia.
Irina Artemova was born in 1981 in Kstovo, Russia. She is an artist, photographer, and designer
Was born in 1986 in Tver, Russia. Graduated from Journalism Faculty, Tver State University, Russia. Started to work as a writing journalist at the age of 16 in the local newspapers and magazines and made photos for her articles. She has been widely published and exhibited throughout Russia since 2007, and most recently was an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.
An amateur , I am carried away by photography. I was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, I studied history of art in Russia and in France. More often I photograph during travels; I am sure, we must photograph only the things that have touched us personally.
Irina Volgareva is a 25 year old photographer who resides in the Ukraine . She received her education at Perm State University and was the second place winner of the All-Russian contest of photographs Europe through the eyes of young Russians.
Jamie House is an internationally exhibiting artist, Camera Obscura builder and educator. He graduated from University of the Creative Arts England with a BA (Hons) in Photomedia (2004) and successfully completed his PGCE in post compulsory education in 2010 at the University of Plymouth.Jamie’s work explores how we look at the world through representation by critically analysing the medium and apparatus of photography.
Photojournalist Jon Goering is a documentary photographer currently living in Birmingham, Alabama. He studied journalism and French at the University of Kansas.
Katerina is 26 year old, self-educated photographer, currently lives in Moscow.
She was exhibited for the first time in a group show in 2010. Shortly after that she had several solo shows in Moscow. In March 2011 she was part of Art Paris 2011, as a winner of the Saatchi Gallery competition. Katerina was awarded three Golds and one Silver in The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) 2011.
Ksenia Yurkova works primarily in the genre of street photography, using traditional black & white techniques. Recent exhibitions include Japertura (2011) and Colour of Time (2011), both held in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Laura Glabman is a fine art photographer, who has been living and working on Long Island for most of her entire life. Recently she has been attending classes at the International Center of Photography and the Exhibition Lab. Her photographs have been used on the sets of several movies including: Surrogates, The Women, and Twenty-Seven Dresses. She is a workshop facilitator and media relations person for The Long Island Center of Photography and volunteers for the New York Photo Festival every year.
Liese A Ricketts
I am a photographer and educator in Chicago. I have taught photography for thirty years.
Much of my life has been spent in Peru, South America, and a good deal of my work in recent years has been produced there as well. I am Latin American on my father’s side, and am very identified with my roots.I am a mother, wife, daughter, and grandmother. I am passionate about making and taking images.
M. Scott Brauer
M. Scott Brauer was born 1982, in Landstuhl, Germany, to American parents. He grew up in various locations in the US, but Montana is home. Currently based in Boston, Massachusetts. Brauer graduated with honors from the University of Washington with dual degrees in philosophy and Russian literature and language in 2005. He is represented by Invision Images, Aurora Select, and On Asia.
Mark William Fernandes
Mark William Fernandes recently completed his MFA at Parsons the New School for Design and currently lives and works in Munich.Recent exhibitions include a two person show in NY (PS122, June 2010) and 2001-2011- A Decade of Insanity : Photography After 9/11, curated by Ruben Natal San Miguel. Recent prizes and awards include the winner of the New York Photo Awards (2009) and the 2nd place at the Camera Club of NY Annual Juried Show (2009), as well as the 1st prize in the PDN Photo Annual (2010).
I am a freelance photographer living in Denver, CO. I was born in 1976 in Doylestown, PA and have received a MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2003.
Patricia van de Camp
Patricia van de Camp (b.1969) grew up in Utrecht, Netherlands. Her parents took her to the magic of photography. She studied social legal services followed by a study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Academy of Art in Kolding Königliche Dänisch. In 2007 she was asked to participate in an exhibition. This gave her the key to fully focus on her passion, art photography. Since 2008, Patricia is solely concerned with photography and art. She follows master classes with Tessa Posthuma de Boer in Amsterdam.
Rachel Barrett (b. 1981, Cambridge MA) received her BFA in Photography and
Imaging from New York University (2003) and MFA in Photography, Video & Related
Media from the School of Visual Arts (2008). A 2010 Tierney Fellow, her first monograph entitled Bolinas will be released in May 2012. An adjunct Professor of Photography she is represented by Jennifer Schwartz in Atlanta, Gallery Stock in NY and London and is a studio artist at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, NY where she lives.
Rachel grew up in the woods of the rural Midwest, adopting a deep love for nature and art. She graduated with a Bachelor of Art in 2006 and moved to Chicago. During the several years in the city, Rachel explored and developed her photography and methodology. She sees art mediums as meditative and productive opportunities to communicate the poetic nature of experience-for practicality, pleasure and healing. Rachel currently resides outside of a village near the Illinois/Wisconsin border.
Rita Nannini began photographing during her senior year at Georgetown University when she enrolled in a course at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. She moved to Manhattan several years later to pursue a career in commercial photography specializing in environmental portraits and documentary photography. Her work has been published and exhibited throughout the world. She has received grants from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Robert Rutoed, born in Vienna, lives in Austria. Photographer and filmmaker. Made numerous short feature films with screenings worldwide. Early paintings and photographic work are in private collections. Regular exhibitions in the US and Europe. His published books include Less Is More (2009), Grayscales:Early B&W Photographs (2010), Right Time Right Place (2011).
I am Valeriya Reshetnicova. I was born in 1989 in Moldova, but now I live in Russia.I began to photograph in my childhood, at age of fifteen, when I received my first camera. Then this passion changed to something more serious and filled my life. When someone asks me to tell them about myself, I don`t know what to say because all my soul and all my life are in my photos.
Willson Cummer is a fine-art photographer and teacher who lives near Syracuse, NY. Images from his projects have been included in national juried exhibitions and local solo exhibits.
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Donated by: Christopher H Paquette